Vegan Blondies

4 Nov

Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Vegans are like rabbits. They eat carrots and they multiply… you know, like rabbits. I wonder if their feet when cut off and attached to key chains are lucky? Being that they are vegan, they would probably disapproved of me testing this theory.

I swear my circle of vegan friends has doubled this year, and as much as those rascally rabbits love my Chocolate Stout Brownies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’m in the middle of my “bar stage.” Don’t worry, I’m not frequently bars by myself ordering cheap beer and eating peanuts for dinner, this is far more sinister: have you noticed pretty much all of September was bar cookie posts? What can I say, I’m lazy. I like not having to wait to scoop out another dozen rounds of cookie dough and not having to prepare parchment paper for cookie sheets. Continue reading

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies

31 Oct

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
It’s been two weeks since my last recipe post and since the last one was Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread, I think I should stick with the pumpkin theme. Oh and also because I’m a pumpkin slut.

I currently have pints of pumpkin gelato in my freezer, next two two boxes of pumpkin waffles and a bag of pumpkin tortilla chips in my cupboard. For breakfast today I had pumpkin bread, which comes two days after a breakfast of pumpkin scone and pumpkin spice latte. I think even if my mom wasn’t a redhead, my hair would be orange from pumpkin consumption alone. Continue reading

Tuesdaygram Oct 30

29 Oct

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Working for a race team is one of the most rewarding, stressful, satisfying, gut-wrenching, thrilling, exhausting, beautiful jobs I’ve ever had.

I’ve worked in racing for eight years now, 11 if you count internships, but this year was very different. I started the year scared shitless. I’m not entirely sure why. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it, I had the tools to do it, I knew the right people to help. The scary part was probably being my own boss and the fear of screwing up really big and it being all my fault and getting yelled at.

I screwed up a couple of times. I wonder if anyone noticed. I noticed. I beat myself up. But also, along the way, I discovered I’m pretty damn good at things I’ve never done before. It’s a proud moment to find hidden talents and know that when dropped into the deep end you can swim… and climb out and do a triple lindy back into the deep end if needed. Continue reading

Taste of Atlanta 2013

28 Oct

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I think most blogs have some sort of celebration for their one-year “blogiversary.” I, however, totally missed the milestone. It only occurred to me because of two things: Petit Le Mans came and went (more on that in tomorrow’s Tuesdaygram) and I attended Taste of Atlanta last weekend, which I recall blogging about last year.

I made my third trip to the annual food festival with my trusty Taste of Atlanta partner in crime Leiza and brought rookie Melissa along for the ride.

Leiza and I are now pros at Taste of Atlanta. Here are the rules we’ve established to a successful Taste of Atlanta experience: get there early when parking is plentiful and supplies are high, bring your own bottle of water, make a recon lap to find your favorites and any freebies, don’t bother with chain restaurants, always take portion size in to consideration when making your picks, don’t buy more tickets (you’re full, you just don’t know it yet). Continue reading

Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread

10 Oct

Chocolate Espresso Pumpkin Bread | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I’d like to re-title this “Grown Up Pumpkin Bread” because it carries an air of sophistication with it. The hint of coffee flavor and smell from the espresso power… the dark chocolate chunks… the subtle, not-too-sweet pumpkin taste. It’s not a neon orange loaf, no, the orange is muted. It is an amber-colored loaf. And is not studded with chocolate chips. No, don’t get confused. It is studded with dark chocolate chunks. High quality, smooth, hand-chopped dark chocolate. Continue reading

Tuesdaygram

8 Oct

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Racing is so glamorous isn’t it? The sounds of Porsches, Ferraris and Corvettes mixing with the sights of short skirts, chrome and Patrick Dempsey’s hair. The smell of exhaust, sweat and champagne waft past as your feet pound the pavement and the sun pounds your skin. Yes, all this could have been yours this weekend… in Alton, Virginia.

What? You don’t know where Alton, Virginia is? It’s right next to Milton, North Carolina. Milton? That’s down the road from Danville, Virginia. C’mon, you’ve never been to Danville? Dude, there’s an Outback Steakhouse there! Continue reading

Chocolate Revel Bars

1 Oct

Chocolate Revel Bars | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
You’ll forgive me if this post is similar to the last one right? You wouldn’t deny an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in bar form would you?

I told you that most of my baked goods need to be ultra portable, so I often resort to bars since they: a) pack easier, and b) hold up better to rough-housing Delta baggage handlers. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Bars

25 Sep

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
So remember how I met my blogger friend Anna from Cookie Madness in Austin? Well, to celebrate the occasion I knew I had to make something from her blog for the occasion. I had been hankering to make some blondes, and of course Cookie Madness has a LOT of choices, not to mention Anna’s book The Daily Cookie.

The words “peanut butter chips” and “shiny top” immediately attracted me to this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Bars.

For a recipe so simple, I have one word: Whoa. They did not disappoint! Continue reading

Tuesdaygram

24 Sep

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Everything is bigger in Texas: the food, the race tracks, the storms, the news… the disappointment.

Things were looking good when we rolled into Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The boys put the car back together in impressive fashion and we were quick right off the truck.

It was fricking HOT in Texas though! Who on earth decided we should race in Texas when it’s 95 degrees pretty much all day long? Probably people that work in air conditioning all day and have minions to follow them around with umbrellas and wet towels. Continue reading

S’More Brownie Bars

18 Sep

Smore Brownie Bars | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Something wonderful has happened. You know, like when it’s a rainy day and there just happens to be a Law & Order SVU marathon. Or when your favorite running shoe, in your size, goes on sale. Or when you run out of mascara exactly when Clinique bonus time starts.

You are on the edge of your seat now wondering what happened.

S’more met brownie. THAT’S what happened. Mind. Blown. Continue reading

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